The Blog: What’s Coming in November

First, Happy Halloween to everybody! I’ve been feeling like my blog posts are a little scattered of late–kind of “my life” focused and a little light on craft-talk. Hopefully, this month, I’ll get back on track with talking about fiction and the writing of it. I’m digging into a couple of projects that I think […]

Friday Five: Favorite Writing Books

I’ve written about some of these books here, but it felt like time to just toss up a list. As of today, and in no particular order, these are my top 5 books on the craft of writing. If you’ve got some other favorites, add them to the comments, where everybody can see! Donald Maass‘ […]

Sometimes Progress is Little Steps

When I first started working on this WIP (which really needs a working title!), I read Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel (my review here) and spent a chunk of time with his workbookĀ of the same name. In the course of doing some of the workbook exercises, I wrote a few actual scenes–trying to get […]

And the Winner Is…

Tonight, my son drew a name from the hat tupperware to see who would get a copy of Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel or Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. And the name he pulled out is….LISA SCHROEDER! Lisa, would you like Maass’ book or his workbook? Send me the answer and your snail mail […]